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Videographer

Capture film for use in advertising, TV and movies.
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What's it like to be a Videographer?

Videographers capture and edit video and photographs. They plan video content, operate cameras and assist with post-production tasks such as film and sound editing.

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Tasks and duties

  • Operating cameras to capture video footage for use on social media, in advertising or in film or TV content.
  • Calibrating, setting up and maintaining film equipment.
  • Assisting with the planning of shot lists and run sheets.
  • Travelling to locations to capture footage.
  • Working under Creative Directors to plan and create video content.
  • Collaborating with studio professionals to edit and finish film products using software such as Adobe Suite.
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Videographers collaborate with other creatives in a variety of indoor and outdoor environments to create content. They typically work for advertising agencies, film and TV studios, and companies in the events or real estate industries. They may also work as freelancers, servicing a list of clients.

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How to become a Videographer


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You don’t need a formal qualification to work as a Videographer, but a tertiary qualification in screen media may be beneficial. Many employers prefer candidates who can demonstrate relevant skills and experience via a portfolio of creative work.

  1. Consider completing a vocational qualification such as a Certificate IV in Screen and Media (CUA41220), Diploma of Screen and Media (CUA51020) or Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media (CUA60620). These courses provide a mix of hands-on learning and theory to prepare you for a role in the screen and media industries.
  2. Alternatively, consider completing a Bachelor of Film and Television. This degree provides a broad base of knowledge and career opportunities.
  3. Develop a portfolio of work to show prospective employers and clients.
  4. Build a working knowledge of video editing software such as Adobe Creative Suite.
  5. With experience, you could progress into a senior role as a Producer or Director.

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Diploma of Screen and Media

This qualification provides you with the technical and managerial skills to lead teams in the film, television, radio and media sector.
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Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

This qualification builds skills to prepare for creative or managerial roles within the film, television, radio or interactive media industries.

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Latest Videographer reviews

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May 2021
videography will change you as a person, but for the good
Reviewer's Qualification
Advanced Diploma of Screen
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
film
The good things
Some good things about my type of work is that everyday is something new. It's never the same job
The challenges
Be sure to know how to fully use your camera. Always be open with the client. And always make sure you have a clear brief and don't take criticism too harshly.
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